Heritage Map of Woods Hole & Quissett

This second map in our series exemplifies again how a small team of volunteers, working with artist Karen Rinaldo, produced a bounty of information about these two Villages that helped us all to learn something about the history of both areas that we didn't know before the project started.

How to Get a Heritage Map of Woods Hole & Quissett

You can buy your copy of the Heritage Map of Woods Hole & Quissett from these non-profits and businesses that supported the printing of the Map. Each has its own plan for distribution and/or sales:


Will sell copies, $2 each, at their Visitors Center counter at 20 Academy Lane off Main Street in downtown Falmouth during regular Chamber hours, 508-548-8500



Will sell copies at the Lightkeeper’s House during hours of operation, $2 each.



Will sell copies of the Map in their gift shop, $2 each. 56 Highfield Drive (up from Depot Avenue) during their regular business hours, 508-495-1878



Will sell copies of the Map, $2 each. Contact the restaurant during business hours, 508- 548-1758



Will distribute copies of the Map to potential customers at hospitality conferences and other customer-facing events.



Will sell copies of the Map, $2 each, at 157 Locust St. during business hours, 508-540-0876



Will distribute among their membership.



Will sell copies of the Map, $2 each, in their Gift Shop during business hours, 508-548-7270



Will make the Maps available to their guests, 508-495-0248



We want to thank the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod for being our corporate sponsor for the Heritage Map of Woods Hole and Quissett.



The following bibliography represents several sources used by the Map Makers to research dates and narrative material for Side 2 of the Map. In addition, we depending on the formidable resources in the archives of the Woods Hole Historical Museum and the digitized version of Falmouth Enterprise articles.


Andrew T. Eldredge, Railroads of Cape Cod and the Islands.  Arcadia Publishing, 2003.

K.O. Emery, A Coastal Pond Studied by Oceanographic Methods, 1969.

Falmouth Chamber of Commerce, Falmouth-by-the-Sea: The Naples of America, Woods Hole Press, 1976.

Theodate Geoffrey, Suckanesset: Wherein may be read A History of Falmouth Massachusetts. The Falmouth Printing Company, 1930.

George L. Moses, Ring Around the Punch Bowl. William Sullwold Publishing Inc, Taunton, MA, 1976.

Beth Schwartzman, The Nature of Cape Cod. University Press of New England, 2002.

Mary Lou Smith, Editor, The Book of Falmouth: A Tricentennial Celebration, 1686-1986.  Falmouth Historical Commission, 1986.

Mary Lou Smith, Woods Hole Reflections, 3rd Printing, Baker Printing, 1997.

Susan Fletcher Witzell, Walking Tour of Woods Hole Village, 3rd Edition, Woods Hole Historical Museum, 2013.


There are innumerable relevant articles in Spritsail, the semi-annual journal chronicling the history of Falmouth and Vicinity, published by the Woods Hole Historical Collection, including the Winter 2017 issue that includes two articles on the Webster House in Quissett.

Web Sites

Town of Falmouth Web Site

Local-History Web Site and Archives

An online version of a book edited by Simeon L. Deyo, History of Barnstable County, Massachusetts. H.W. Blake & Co., 1890 is online in its entirety. We used information from this part of the book: ...Read More

There is also a biographical section on notable residents, primarily of the 1800s: ...Read More